Australian English Genealogy 

Descendants of Robert Alcock



1. Robert Alcock

Convicted of highway robbery at York - Arrived on "Pitt"

HIS MAJESTY'S MOST GRACIOUS PARDON, granted to Thos. Blackett, Robert Alcock, and Edward Cox, ALIAS Bird. GEORGE R.
WHEREAS Thomas Blackett, Robert Alcock, and Edward Cox alias Bird, were at a Court of Criminal Judicature held at Sydney in Our Territory of New South Wales, on the 9th day of December, 1801, tried and convicted of Murder, and had Sentence of Death passed upon them for the same ; WE in consideration of some favourable Circumstances humbly represented unto Us in their behalf, are Graciously pleased to extend Our Grace and Mercy unto them, and to grant them our PARDON for their said Crime, on Condition of their being kept to hard labour respectively for Three Years, and at the Expiration of such period, to continue to reside for the Term of their respective natural lives in the said Colony of New South Wales, or some one or other of the Islands dependent thereon ; Our Will and Pleasure therefore is, that You give the necessary directions accordingly ; and for so doing this shall be your Warrant.
Source: The Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser 1 Jan 1804.

Elizabeth Oliver(Longdon?)

Convict who arrived on the Alexander

John James Robert Peake

Convict - arrived in 1808 on Admiral Gambier.


Early Settlers

George Tyrell and Thomas McCaffrey and John Robert Peake were early settlers in the Peakhurst area, and Robert Gardiner and James Oatley in the Beverly Hills - Narwee area, and Thomas Lawrence in the Lugarno area.

In the Hurstville area Simeon Lord, a wealthy merchant, purchased Captain John Townsons land in 1812, and it became known as Lord's Forest. He may have leased the land to timber getters and the 1841 Census shows William Trimby in residence. Following the death of Simeon Lord the land came under the control of John Rose Holden and James Holt of the Bank of NSW.

Source: Hurstville City Council  ....